Dear fellow members,
Can you believe it! My boat is hauled out and sitting in her trailer! And it is only September 21st. Unhappily, I will miss the final AMEN, Wednesday Fall Series and The NYC’s Fall ‘Round the Island Race. Someone else will have a chance to win the trophy.
The reason Carpe Ventus is high and dry is because Anne and I are going to China very soon, do not rob the house!!!
What an amazing season!
Without question, The NYC has once again proved that we are one of the most active boating clubs on the lake; Our members and volunteers just keep stepping up to the plate. Next week we are proud to host the 2014 2.4mR World Championship at The NYC
You may wonder about the containers that arrived in our parking lot this week. They contained boats, masts and other equipment from international competitors. We can happily advise that the competitors themselves used another form of transportation.
I hope to attend the opening ceremonies to welcome international competitors to this wonderful event. May you enjoy fair winds and excellent sailing competition.
The Future of The NYC
In one of my recent newsletter updates I expressed concern about the NYC’s future and how important it is to encourage and recruit new membership. This season we have continued to add a number of new members and would be happy to welcome more. The good news is that we are in a very healthy situation. Part of this new membership drive must be in the education of current members and particularly in the development of young sailors.
Success for the S&RS
I am delighted to tell you that our recent sailing and racing school season was a phenomenal success. The young participants displayed NYC colors on podiums on many of the Ontario regattas. At the Sarnia regatta the NYC sailors swept the podium and the buzz among the young sailors was “What is this NYC program? How come they are having so much success?”
At the Ontario Summer Games our team placed 1st and 3rd in a very competitive fleet; we are so proud of you WELL DONE! So ladies and gentlemen, hats off to the S & RS committee and instructors for a job well done.
Nominations for Board
You will shortly receive notification of this year’s nomination committee’s slate of candidates for next year’s Board of Directors. Most of the existing Directors will be pleased to stay on in their existing capacities. As you know, nomination from the floor is open until haul-out. I as Commodore will have completed my two year term.
Join me at the Commodore’s Banquet
Please enter November 15th into your calendar for the Commodore’s Banquet. Our dining room will accommodate 130 seats for this event. It is my sincere hope that we will be able to salute you on that day. Please book your tickets; the entertainment and food will be outstanding. This will be an event you do not want to miss as it’s a wonderful opportunitie to show our appreciation to our Board of Directors and outstanding volunteers.
Denys Jones, Commodore